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Remembering Former Austin Mayor John O'Rourke

October 22, 2018 06:39 PM

(ABC 6 News) - The Austin community today is celebrating the life of a former Mayor and pioneer broadcaster, John O'Rourke.

O'Rourke passed away Thursday at the age of 84.

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He was a long-time broadcaster for KAUS Radio and KAAL-TV, was inducted into the “Minnesota Radio-TV Broadcasters” Hall Of Fame. 

He also served as Mayor of Austin from 1986 to 1996, and in 1972 started the radio/TV broadcasting program at what would later become Riverland Community College and was a long-time emcee of the Miss Minnesota Scholarship Pageant.

A memorial mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin. 

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